Eating right and gaining the recommended amount of weight is important in any pregnancy, but this is especially important when carrying more than one baby.
I am 26 years old and 17 weeks pregnant with my first baby. In the first trimester I lost 9 pounds due to not feeling well and lack of appetite. Since about week 13 my appetite has better, but I have still only gained 2 of the lbs back.
How quickly should I be gaining and do you suggest any certain foods to help? I have added a boost supplement daily and try to eat a well balanced diet with many snacks in between my meals. My doctor checked my thyroid levels which were normal.
I'm 5 feet, 4 inches. I'm not sure what I weighed before I was pregnant, but I was slender (usually a size 4).
The average mother is about 10 pounds heavier than a comparable woman without children. Moms tend to eat high-carb quick foods on the run, and mothers are at heightened risk for Type II diabetes - all of which are related.
It is important that you eat a variety of nutritious foods during your pregnancy to ensure that your body and the baby that is growing inside of you get all the right nutrients, and also to ensure that you control your weight gain. If you choose to eat a variety of nutritious foods, you will be assured of consuming adequate calories and an ideal weight gain.
Now she's been thrust into a bizarre world in which neither matters so much. In fact, if she's not gaining weight and breaking out, then something's wrong. That's a hard thing for women to get used to.
As Sarah relayed this information to me (she has only gained one pound), I was stuffing leftover pizza in my mouth. No one told me that I would be gaining weight during pregnancy, but I have somehow managed to pack on ten pounds. How is this possible?
Watched Sarah's belly vibrate today. It looked like when you throw a stone into a still pond, and the splash ripples out to the edges. She was looking particularly round, and so she weighed herself today; she's gained 31 pounds all of a sudden.